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Power the outdoors with ElectricalDirect

23rd July 2021

Power the outdoors with ElectricalDirect

Now that summer is in full swing and people are looking to make the most of the outdoors, there’s never been a better time to familiarise yourself with the solutions available for outdoor projects. In this blog, we have identified the key projects trending this summer and the products available on our site to ensure tradespeople have the products needed for the job.

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Pergola

Offering style and function, Pergolas extend the living space to the outdoors. Besides adding an interesting and architectural focal point, a Pergola can also provide shade and shelter and offer a base for climbing plants or even vines to grow from. To make the most of these structures, Pergolas can be enhanced with Lighting Solutions, Outdoor Heaters and Hanging Baskets to create ambience and a decorative garden feature.

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Key products available from ElectricalDirect:

·         Festoon Lights

·         Solar Lights

·         Spike Lights

·         Cable Reels

·         Patio Heaters  

Building a Pergola is a relatively straightforward process, but only with the right tools at your disposal. Our sister site, IronmongeryDirect has a wide range of Wood Screws, Premium Sanding Kits, Wood Glue and Adhesive Solutions that are ideal for Pergola projects.

To check out the full process of building a Pergola, check out our post here.

Garden Office

The rise of the home office has been driven exponentially by the recent growth in numbers of people working from home, and the demand for utilising outdoor space to do this is likely to continue. When constructing garden offices, consider how different light sources can create stylish, well-lit working environments. As with all outdoor buildings, security should always be included in your checklist.

Garden

Key products available from ElectricalDirect:

·         Exterior Wall Lights

·         Flood Lights with Infrared Sensor

·         Vintage Bulbs

·         Matt Black Switches and Sockets

·         Extension Lead

·         Twin and Earth Cables

·         Aluminium Cable Trunking

·         Air Cooling Systems

·         CCTV

Given that outdoor offices may be short on space, look for compact systems which deliver high levels of function in small packages. Head over to IronmongeryDirect for clever storage solutions and hanging systems as well as Window Sealants, Safes and Locks to complete the project.

Garden Shed

Garden sheds can offer so much more than being a dumping ground for tools and belongings and can be transformed into highly functional outdoor features, such as a new area for socialising. To make the most of these structures, install some Wall and Brick Lights which can illuminate garden sheds well into the evening. Our range includes solutions that offer Bluetooth connectivity, so they can be incorporated into broader smart home systems for easier control. 

Garden

Key products available from ElectricalDirect:

·         Exterior Wall and Brick Lights

·         Solar Lights

·         Flood Lights with Infrared Motion Sensor

·         Ground Lights

·         Twin and Earth Cables

·         Cable Reels

When sprucing up the shed, consider how it may also offer a more effective and efficient storage space with the different shelving and racking system solutions available at IronmongeryDirect. Here, you’ll also be able to find a wide range of high-quality weatherproof padlocks and chains to ensure the shed remains secure.

Decking

Decking provides an effective open-air living space and when combined with a patio heater, provides an entertainment space long after the sun sets. We have a range of wall-mounted or Standalone Heaters, with some offering remote control. Take the space further by adding lighting to create ambiance or dramatic effect.

Decking/

Key products available from ElectricalDirect:

·         Patio Heaters

·         Decking Lights

·         Festoon Lights

·         Post Lights

·         Brick Lights

·         Holesaw Drill

If you’re looking to install decking, head over to IronmongeryDirect for all your supplies including Timber Connectors, Nail Plates, Joists, Screws and Balustrade Kits.

Garden bar

With more people spending time outdoors over the last year, it’s not surprising that searches for outdoor garden bars have skyrocketed as homeowners look to create a fun and social space for the garden - with no reservations needed! Many are looking to take their outdoor garden bars beyond a simple structure with imaginative touches to theme the bar, such as a Tiki beach bar, classic cocktail, or traditional pub style. Whatever the brief, the bar should be paired with a weatherproof outdoor socket to become a hub for outdoor entertainment and by adding creative lighting, the bar really comes to life.

Garden

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Key products available from ElectricalDirect:

·         Outdoor Power Socket

·         LED Strips

·         Plinth Lights

·         Festoon Lights

·         Twin and Earth Cables

·         Wall and Brick Lights

·         Cabinet Lighting

For all the essentials to construct a bar, IronmongeryDirect has a vast range of Wood Glues, Filler, Screws, Nails, Fixings and Brackets to create this unique garden feature.

Our promise to you

At ElectricalDirect, we have over 10,000 products from top trade brands in stock with a number of flexible delivery options to suit your schedule, including next-day delivery and click and collect from over 6,000 pick up points nationwide. Our sister site IronmongeryDirect has over 18,000 products to help you complete your projects and when you order with IronmongeryDirect, you’ll benefit from all the same trusted values. As such, you can expect high-quality solutions when you want them with easy, no hassle returns.

From Pergolas to Pallet Bars, we have what you need to get the most from any upcoming summer jobs. So, if you or your clients are ready to get summer ready, then look to us for a helping hand.

 

 References:

https://www.realhomes.com/news/5-most-popular-garden-buys-of-lockdown-did-you-invest-in-some-of-these

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